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World Cup 2019: Pakistan, Sri Lanka Split Points After Rain Washes Out Their Encounter In Bristol

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Pakistan and Sri Lanka were forced to split the two points after their World Cup match was called off due to heavy rain, which left the field unplayable in Bristol on Friday.
  • After a couple of inspections, umpires Nigel Llong and Ian Gould decided to call off the game at 3:46pm.
  • The sky was still cloudy when the final inspection was held, keeping in mind a 20-over-a-side game.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka were forced to split the two points after their World Cup match was called off due to heavy rain, which left the field unplayable in Bristol on Friday.

After a couple of inspections, umpires Nigel Llong and Ian Gould decided to call off the game at 3:46pm.

The sky was still cloudy when the final inspection was held, keeping in mind a 20-over-a-side game.

Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won one and lost one match each.

Pakistan lost to West Indies by seven wickets in their opening match before beating favourites England by 14 runs.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets and brought their campaign back on track with a 34-run victory against Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are both at 3 points each, taking the third and fourth positions in the table. The Islanders are ahead, courtesy a better net run-rate -1.517 over their Asian counterpart's -2.412.

Sri Lanka next plays Bangladesh on Tuesday, while Pakistan will lock horns with Australia on Wednesday.

On the points table, Australia and New Zealand are ahead of the two teams, winning both their matches and bagging 4 points each. 

On Saturday, there are two matches lined up. England and Bangladesh, both winning 1 and losing 1 match, will lock horns. The other encounter is a tale of contrasts, New Zeland, who won both their matches and Afghanistan, who lost both their games.

(With inputs from PTI)

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